We shall discuss several topics regarding symplectic measurements in the classical phase space. In particular: Viterbo's volume-capacity conjecture and its relation with Mahler conjecture, the symplectic size of random convex bodies, the EHZ capacity of convex polytopes (following the work of Pazit Haim-Kislev), and (if time permits) also computational complexity aspects of estimating symplectic capacities.
Abstract: Let V be an irreducible algebraic subvariety of C^n X C^n of
If Schanuel Conjecture holds, under some natural conditions on V, we
show that, if V is defined over the rationals, there exists a in C^n
such that (a, exp(a)) is a generic point of V.
Ergodic theoretic methods in the context of homogeneous dynamics have been highly successful in number theoretic and other applications. A lacuna of these methods is that usually they do not give rates or effective estimates. Einseidler, Venkatesh and Margulis proved a rather remarkable quantitative equidistribution result for periodic orbits of semisimple groups in homogenous spaces that can be viewed as an effective version of a result of Mozes and Shah based on Ratner's measure classification theorem.
This is the second of two lectures on the paper Einseidler,, Margulis, Mohammadi and Venkatesh https://arxiv.org/abs/1503.05884. In this second lecture I will explain how the authors obtain using property tau (uniform spectral gap for arithmetic quotient) quantitaive equidistribution results for periodic orbits of maximal semisimple groups. Surprisingly, one can then use this theorem to establish property tau...
The number of standard Young tableaux of skew shape is a mesmerizing special case of the number of linear extensions of posets, that is important for applications in representation theory and algebraic geometry. In this case there is a determinant formula, but finding their asymptotics is a difficult challenge. I will survey some of the many beautiful result on the subject, explain some surprising product formulas, connections to Selberg integral, lozenge tilings and certain particle systems.
Open Gromov-Witten (OGW) invariants count pseudoholomorphic maps from a Riemann surface with boundary to a symplectic manifold, with constraints that make sure the moduli space of solutions is zero dimensional. In joint work with J. Solomon (2016-2017), we defined OGW invariants in genus zero under cohomological conditions. In this talk, also based on joint work with J. Solomon, I will describe a family of PDEs satisfied by the generating function of our invariants. We call this family the open WDVV equations.
In the past decades There has been considerable interest in the probability that two random elements of (finite or certain infinite)
I will describe new works (by myself and by others) on probabilistically nilpotent groups, namely groups in which the probability that [x_1,...,x_k]=1 is positive/bounded away from zero.
It turns out that, under some natural conditions,
these are exactly the groups which have a finite/bounded index
subgroup which is nilpotent of class < k.
The proofs have some combinatorial flavor.
Let X be the spherical building associated to the group G=GL(n,F) ,
where F is a finite field. We will survey some results on the homology of X with constant and twisted coefficients, and on the corresponding expansion properties.